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    Little Library Program

    The Little Libraries are installed in the Parkside neighborhood! (More pictures below.)

    The Parkside Community Association will hold a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm in front of 310 Woodward Avenue in Buffalo. Delaware District Councilman Michael Locurto, who sponsored this program, will be cutting the ribbon.

    The Parkside Community Association is proud to present our Little Library Initiative. Free libraries are located on the public right of way at 10 locations throughout Parkside. Each station has been constructed as its own small structure, standing on a 4×4 post, resistant to the weather and accessible to all. There will be no registration required, no forms to complete, and no late fees charged. The program is premised on the simple idea that great books are worth sharing. While these libraries are not reserved for members of the PCA or local residents only, we are locating them with an eye towards pedestrian traffic, off the major thoroughfares of Parkside Avenue and Main Street.

    Each library station will be maintained by their local block club or interested volunteers, who will routinely check to see if more books are needed. The PCA in turn will maintain an inventory available to each block club looking for more material.

    Parkside is a special place, full of residents that take great pride in our history and architectural beauty. This initiative is just one more way to create a stronger sense of community and neighborhood identity, to make a public statement that this is an area prized and cared for, and to encourage a love of good literature.


    This program is sponsored by the Parkside Community Association, one of Buffalo's oldest incorporated neighborhood associations. All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.

    Please consider supporting the Parkside Community Association with an additional donation to our Annual Appeal. Your support allows us to continue working on behalf of the Parkside community through our many special events and programs – Donate Here: http://parksidebuffalo.org/Donate


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    The Parkside Community Association is proud to present our Little Library Initiative, coming to a block near you.  Based on similar successful examples springing up from Seattle to Savannah these small, free libraries will be located on the public right of way at 10 locations throughout Parkside.  Each Station Will be constructed as it’s own small structure, standing on a 4×4 post, resistant to the weather and accessible to all.  There will be no registration required, no forms to complete, and no late fees charged.  Rather, the program is premised on the simple idea that great books are worth sharing.  While these libraries are not reserved for members of the PCA or local residents only, we are locating them with an eye towards pedestrian traffic, off the major throughfares of Parkside Avenue and Main Street.

    The PCA has already received a number of generous donations of books, from members, Talking Leaves Bookstore, and from as far away as Orchard Park.  Each Station will be maintained by their local block clubs or interested volunteers, who will routinely check to see if more books are needed.  The PCA in turn will maintain an inventory available to each block club looking for more material.  As such, donations of gently used books will always be welcomed.

    Parkside is a special place, full of residents that take great pride in our history and architectural beauty.  This initiative is just one more way to create a stronger sense of community and neighborhood identity, to make a public statement that this is an area prized and cared for, and to encourage a love of good literature.

    If you have any questions about the program, or wish to be involved please contact the PCA either online or at 838-1240.  Thank you for your support, and happy reading. 

           

           

     

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    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.